Former Assistant Commissioner of Police Gregory Lance Early, pictured with the current QPS Commissioner Ian Stewart
The documents published below are the transcripts of covert recordings made in 1996 of a series of meetings between the pedophile Kevin Lynch and an 18-year-old former student at St Paul’s School that he had sexually abused when the boy was 14 and had visited his counselling office at the school.
The young man had made a complaint to police about Lynch’s sexual assaults on him as a minor, and had agreed to arrange to visit Lynch on the premise of being interested in continuing their ‘relationship’ and wear a police wire to record the discussions.
Lynch was totally unaware that the young man was wired for sound, and spoke openly to him about a range of subjects. He also attempted to entice the teenager to take his clothes off and enter the shower so that he could abuse him once more.
Pedophilia is a sickness of the soul and body and mind that can never be cured, so you would expect that of Lynch.
It’s what else he told the young man that is the real story.
Kevin Lynch tells his victim that he is personally connected with the Assistant Commissioner of Police, and that he conspired with the second highest policeman in the state to pervert the course of justice by ‘having a word to the Magistrate’ before criminal cases involving one of his ‘boys’.
It’s London to a Brick that a close examination of the court records would find that the Assistant Commissioner had arranged for charges to be dropped or reduced, police statements of facts to have been altered, criminal records to have been concealed or detailed, and police prosecution submissions on penalty to have been reduced to non-custodial sentences without convictions recorded.
The Assistant Commissioner of Police that the mass-scale pedophile is talking about is Gregory Lance Early, his long time neighbor and family friend. Lynch and Early were closely involved personally, and documentary evidence shows that Lynch also had a close relationship with Early’s son Cameron, and used to meet him or pick him up from an address at Sandgate.
Early, who would later sell his house to Lynch’s wife in a highly questionable transaction, was the personal assistant and right hand man of corrupt Queensland Police Commissioner Terry Lewis throughout that man’s long career as the state’s number one uniformed criminal. It is commonly believed by those in the know that Early – an expert stenographer, photographer and archivist – kept and maintained the ‘dirt files’ on high profile homosexuals, drug users, pederasts and pedophiles in the legal, judicial, business and political worlds.
Early was controversially promoted to the role of Assistant Commissioner in 1993 after taking legal action to overcome the vehement objections to his promotion lodged by former Fitzgerald Inquiry Special Prosecutor Doug Drummond, QC, and former Criminal Justice Commission chairman Sir Max Bingham.
His appointment was strongly supported by then Police Commissioner and later Racing Commissioner Jim O’Sullivan, which may explain a few things as this story plays out.
Lynch, a 64 year old at the time divorced and purportedly heterosexual man, is staying the night at the flat of a 24 year old former victim of his at the Brisbane Grammar School. The man and his friend are methamphetamine injecting drug addicts who have been out at a party all night shooting up while Lynch waits in their flat.
Why Lynch is there in the drug den is not explained, but it is safe to assume that the men may have promised to bring a young boy addicted to drugs and desperate for a hit back to the pedophile for paid sex. Instead though the man and his friends return and take turns anally raping their long-time abuser in revenge for what he had done to them as young children. Many would call it poetic justice.
Lynch picked up the phone and called his friend Greg Early, the Assistant Commissioner of Queensland Police.
Lynch asks Early to organise a fake arrest of his arrest of his rapists, haul them into a police station and give them a real going over.
He implores Early not to make any record of the arrest or interview on police computers or files, and not to use the recording equipment in the station that has been a mandatory requirement for all interviews conducted of suspects since the Fitzgerald reforms were enacted in law and implemented across the police force.
Early agrees to this gross breach of the law and and complies. His actions in conspiring to pervert the course of justice on behalf of his friend that he knows is a pedophile are unthinkable, and the commission of a most serious crime.
Lynch, blindly oblivious to the fact that the young victim from St Paul’s that he is talking to at 8.30pm in his flat is wearing a police wire, proceeds to explain how his friend Assistant Commissioner Early arranged for the false arrest and interrogation of men who raped him.
He tells the young man that the whole thing was staged by police, and that there have been no records whatsoever made of the arrest and interview, but that police have left the rapist with the clear impression that he will be face charges over the matter.
Lynch – who is only a year away from retirement, and knows he will lose his superannuation and long-service leave benefits if he is summarily dismissed from his teaching position – then describes how he attended his doctors to arrange for HIV testing following the rape, how the appointment was noted on his medical records as being related to the symptoms of flu, and how he told the doctor about his rape and explained why it was not to be recorded on his file and that there was to be no mention of police.
All of these admissions made by Lynch were captured on the covert police recording made by the brave young man who had the courage to go alone to his abuser’s home wearing the police wire.
The recordings were the substantive evidence that formed the basis for Lynch’s 1999 arrest just weeks later, but were never played in court because Lynch took his life – or at least that’s what we are told – just hours after his police made the highly curious decision to immediately release the pedophile from custody on his own recognisance, and without any requirement to appear before a magistrate and apply for bail, after formally charging the school counselor with multiple counts of serious child-sex offences.
The recordings resurfaced 16 years later during Case Study 34 of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, and were formally entered into evidence. The full transcripts of the recordings can be found on the Royal Commission’s website by clicking here.
It is difficult to imagine many more serious instances of police corruption that the overt protection of a serial pedophile, the perversion of justice, interference with criminal court cases, the effect of false arrests and police interviews, the deliberate concealment of records, and the wholesale breach of police procedures and the laws of Queensland involved in each.
If the assertions that Lynch made to the young man were proven to be true and the police officers involved convicted of any of the myriad of charges that may be laid against them, they would without question be sentenced to long terms of imprisonment for their unthinkable crimes.
It goes without saying that the serious claims about corrupt conduct made by the unwitting Lynch in 1996 about his friend Early, one of the State’s most senior police officers, should have been referred for immediate investigation.
They were not.
In fact there has never been any investigation whatsoever conducted into the claims of wholesale police corruption, protection and perversions of justice that Lynch spoke of in such detail on the police recorded tapes.
It is an absolute disgrace. A scandal of the highest order.\
I know for a fact that a number of very senior officers of the CCC read this website daily, so the time for plausible deniability about the prima facie evidence that senior police protected Queensland’s most prolific and life-destroying pedophiles has ended.
Now it’s time for action.
If the Queensland public is to have any confidence whatsoever in the QPS or the CCC these claims must be investigated as a matter of urgency.
Over to you Mr MacSporran.
The ball’s now in your court.